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Journal Articles and Periodicals



The following is a listing of journal articles and periodicals that may serve as useful resources for further inquiry into the transpersonal dimensions of film, video, and other forms of audiovisual media.


Journal Articles on the Transpersonal and the Cinema

Charles, D. (2005). An exploration into the role of transpersonal psychology within existing film theory. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1), 23-33.

Gaylinn, D. L. (2005). Reflections on transpersonal media: An emerging movement. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1), 1-8.

Kackar, H., & Roberts, T. B. (2005). Fight Club and the basic perinatal matrices: A movie analysis via a Grofian frame. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1), 44-51.

Kaplan, M. A. (2005). Transpersonal dimensions of the cinema. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1), 9-22.

Kaplan, M. A. (2005). Resources for further inquiry into transpersonal dimensions of the cinema. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1), 78-81.

Klisanin, D. (2005). Transpersonal artistry: Designing evolutionary guidance media. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1), 52-77.

Lu, F. G. (2005). Personal transformation through an encounter with death: A study of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru on its fiftieth anniversary. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 37(1), 34-43.

Lu, F. G., & Heming, G. (1987). The effects of the film Ikiru on death anxiety and attitudes toward death. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 19(2), 151-159.

Weimer, S. R., & Lu, F. G. (1987). Personal transformation through an encounter with death: Cinematic and psychotherapy case studies. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 19(2), 133-149.

























Journal Articles on Integral Theory and the Cinema

Ornst, M. (2008). The integral storycreator: Using integral methodological pluralism to create fictional, narrative prose. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 3(3), 48-67.

Melody, T. (2008). Toward an integral theory of acting: An introduction to dramatic intelligence. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 3(3), 87-127.


Journal Articles on Cinematherapy

Berg-Cross, L., Jennings, P., & Baruch, R. (1990). Cinematherapy: Theory and application. Psychotherapy in Private Practice, 8, 135-156.

Dermer, S. B., & Hutchings, J. B. (2000). Utilizing movies in family therapy: Applications for individuals, couples, and families. American Journal of Family Therapy, 28, 163-180.

Duncan, K., Beck, D., & Granum, R. (1986). Ordinary people: Using a popular film in group therapy. Journal of Counseling amid Development, 65(1), 50-51.

Hebert, T. P., & Neumeister, K. L. (2001). Guided viewing, of film: A strategy for counseling gifted teenagers. Journal of Gifted Education, 12(4), 224-236.

Hesley, J. W. (2000). Reel therapy. Psychology Today, 33(1), 54-58.

Hesley, .J. W. (2001 ). Using popular movies in psychotherapy. USA Today Magazine, 129(2668), 52-55.

Jurich, A. P., & Collins, 0. P. (1996). 4-H night at the movies: A program for adolescents and their families. Adolescence, 31(124), 863-875.

Powell, M. L., Newgent, R. A., & Lee, S. M. (2006). Group cinematherapy: Using metaphor to enhance adolescent self-esteem. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 33, 247-253.

Sharp, C., Smith, J. V., & Cole, A. (2002). Cinematherapy: Metaphorically promoting therapeutic change. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 15(3), 269-276.

Suarez, E. C. (2003). A princess in God's eyes: Cinematherapy as an adjunctive tool. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 22(3), 259-261.

Watson, B., & Van Etten, C. (1977). Films: A mechanism for public education and public relations. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 10(4), 7-9.

Wedding, D., & Niemiec, R. M. (2003). The clinical use of films in psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59, 207-215.


Periodicals on Cinematic Media

Cineaste. A journal on the art and politics of the cinema. 304 Hudson Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013. http://www.cineaste.com/

Cinema Journal. A scholarly journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. University of Texas Press, Journals Division, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713. http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/journals/jcj.html

Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. School of Media, Art and Design, University of Luton, Park Square, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3JU, UK. http://www.luton.ac.uk/Convergence/

Film Quarterly. One of the major journals on the cinematic arts. University of California Press, Journals Division, 2000 Center Street, Suite 303, Berkeley, CA 94704. http://www.filmquarterly.org/index2.html

Journal of Media Psychology. A journal exploring the psychological impact of the media on individuals and cultures. Media Psychology Research Institute (MPRI), Mail Box # 333, 1809 W. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901. http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/sfischo/

Journal of Psychological Inquiry. A refereed undergraduate psychology journal that includes inquires into psychology and the cinema. Department of Psychology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178-0321. http://puffin.creighton.edu/psy/journal/JPIhome.html





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